Rapper Gunna Makes His Return To Instagram After Being Released From Jail


Rapper Gunna Makes His Return To Instagram After Being Released From Jail


Gunna has marked his official return to Instagram!

On Tuesday (Jan.10), Gunna (born Sergio Kitchens) made his first official post on Instagram since being released from jail. In the photo, Gunna is seen sitting alone in a living room. In his caption, he defends his YSL status as well as calls for Young Thug and Yak Gotti‘s freedom.

He wrote,

“N**as acting like they switching to a side But it’s only one side. #YslTheLabel #FreeThug&Yak GUNNA BACC!!!!!”


While his account was seemingly being operated by someone on his team following his arrest in May, this marks the first official post by Gunna since being released last month.

As you may already know, Atlanta rapper Young Thug and 28 associates, including fellow rapper Gunna, were arrested in May 2022 on conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. Prosecutors claim Thug is a co-founder of the alleged street gang YSL. The indictment also gives a detailed account of various violent crimes alleged members of YSL are accused of, in addition to documents, social media posts, and rap lyrics by Thug that reference YSL.

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In December, Gunna was released from jail after pleading guilty to a racketeering charge. The “Pushin P” rapper entered a negotiated plea, known as an Alford plea, in which he plead guilty on one charge because it was in his best interest while maintaining his innocence on the same charge.

Gunna was ultimately sentenced to five years with one served in prison. The one-year sentence was commuted to time served. The four remaining years of his sentence have been suspended and will be dependent upon special conditions, including 500 hours of community service.

At the time of his release, the 29-year-old rapper released a statement, saying:

“While I have agreed to always be truthful, I want to make it perfectly clear that I have NOT made any statements, have NOT been interviewed, have NOT cooperated, have NOT agreed to testify or be a witness for or against any party in the case and have absolutely NO intention of being involved in the trial process in any way.”

His statement also addressed why he first joined YSL in 2016, noting that he didn’t consider it a gang, but “more like a group of people from metro Atlanta who had common interests and artistic aspirations.”

He added,

“My focus of YSL was entertainment — rap artists who wrote and performed music that exaggerated and ‘glorified’ urban life in the Black community.”

Although the Atlanta rapper has no intentions of testifying, it is a condition of Gunna’s trial that he testifies if called. He can, however, claim the Fifth Amendment if desired.

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Authored by: Monique Nicole